Group claims children are unsafe under Duterte admin

An alliance for child welfare warned the people that children are in danger under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte after the killing of a 17-year-old high school student during an alleged anti-illegal drugs operation of  Caloocan City Policemen earlier this week.

Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns member Eule Rico Bonganay stressed the policemen are now competing to kill people even they are not identified as users or pushers.

"Police units are now in competition of killing not just suspected drug users and pushers but also claiming innocent lives. President Duterte makes it easier for the PNP to get away with murder with his promised protection. Nablaban has become a usual alibi together with tanim droga and tanim baril," said Bonganay.

In contrast to presidential spokesman Ernersto Abella's claim that the death of Kian Lloyd delos Santos in Caloocan was just an isolated case, Bonganay said the situation is a massacre of poor children and their families.

"Kian's death is not an isolated case, it is a systematic massacre, a mass murder of poor children and their families," he added.

Bonganay also mentioned the case of five-year old Danica May Garcia who died after two men looking for her grandfather enter their house in Pangasinan last year.

The president commented that Garcia's case is a collateral damage of the war on drugs.

Salinlahi Alliance has noted that more than 60 people have died in different police operations in Bulacan, Metro Manila and Cavite last week including Kian.

Source: Philstar